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AgriTech New Zealand (AgriTechNZ) has grown significantly since our launch in May 2018. As a membership-based organisation, AgriTechNZ is run by an elected Executive Council and this year we have four vacancies on the Executive Council (three elected and one appointed position),

AgriTechNZ connects innovators, investors, regulators and researchers. AgriTechNZ advances the ecosystem through advocacy, collaboration, innovation, talent and economic growth through international connections and missions.

To continue building on our success, it is critical to have the drive and support of a purposeful Executive Council and we are now seeking nominations. We encourage you to consider who could make an impact, ensuring the new Council reflects the diversity of the community we support.

Executive Council Nominations

There is now an opportunity to put yourself forward or nominate someone else for a role on the AgriTechNZ Executive Council. This year we have vacancies for the following positions:

  • Corporate – Major (1 position)
  • Corporate – Other (1 position)
  • SMEs and Startups (1 position)

Each of the positions are for a two-year term. The successful candidate for each position is determined by the votes from all eligible AgriTechNZ members, conducted online from 16 July – 30 July. The results will be announced at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday 13 August 2024.

Nominees for the above positions must be:

All nominations must be submitted online by 5pm, Tuesday 9 July 2024.

Government research institutes will now be able to nominate someone as part of the Other Corporate seat, noting that only a portion of their revenue comes direct from Government.


Appointed Seat Nominations

The Executive Council has one seat available for appointment this election cycle. That seat is for a Māori representative on the Executive Council.

This position is a one-year term, and has been held by Mavis Mullins. Sadly, Mavis has other commitments in the coming year, so we are seeking a new appointee. The nominee may be from a member or non-member organisation. The key requirements for this role are as follows:

  • supporting AgriTechNZ to become better engaged with the Māori primary sector economy
  • offering a Māori perspective at Executive Council meetings
  • representing the interests of Māori agritech businesses, members or not, for AgriTechNZ.

Following the Annual Meeting, this role will be appointed at the first Executive Council. The Executive Council will review all nominations and select candidates that best fill the role to provide representation and diversity. Candidates will be contacted by email.

All nominations must be submitted online using this form by 5pm, Tuesday 9 July 2024.


AgriTechNZ Executive Council roles and responsibilities include:

  • Direct and supervise the business and affairs of AgriTechNZ.
  • Attend monthly Executive Council meetings, usually two hours in duration (video conferencing available).
  • Represent AgriTechNZ at industry events and as part of delegations.
  • Assist with managing and securing members of AgriTechNZ.
  • Participate in AgriTechNZ working groups and projects.
  • Where agreed by the Executive Council, act as a spokesperson for AgriTechNZ on particular issues relating to working groups or projects.
  • Be a vocal advocate of AgriTechNZ.

Online Voting for Elected seats

Voting will take place online in advance of the meeting. The results will be announced at the Annual Meeting. Please see the Charter for an outline of Executive Council Membership and election process. Each organisation has one vote allocated to the primary contact of the member organisation.

Annual Meeting Details

The Annual Meeting is scheduled for 3pm, Tuesday 13 August and is to be held via video conference. This is a member only event.


Notices and Remits

If you wish to propose any notices or motions to be considered at the Annual Meeting, please send them to by 5pm, Tuesday, 23 July 2024.

Key Dates:

  • Tuesday, 18 June 2024: Call for nominations for Executive Council representatives issued to members.
  • Tuesday, 9 July 2024: Nominations close.
  • Tuesday, 16 July 2024: List of nominees to be issued to AgriTechNZ voting members and electronic voting commences.
  • Tuesday, 23 July 2024: Any proposed notices, motions or remits to be advised to AgriTechNZ.
  • Tuesday, 13 August 2024: Results of online voting announced at Annual Meeting.